Save the Date for August 19th & 20th, 2023 10am to 5pm - Rain or Shine
Save the Date for August 19th & 20th, 2023 10am to 5pm - Rain or Shine

Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts

Silent Auction

The 2-day silent art auction at the Oconomowoc Festival of the Art helps raise scholarship funds used to support artists. All art available in the silent auction has been donated by festival artists. 

Bidding for the silent art auction runs each day of the festival – Saturday and Sunday – from 11am – 3pm. Bidders are encouraged to be nearby at the conclusion of each day’s bidding window so they may collect and pay for their items. Winners will also be notified by phone if needed. Any Saturday auction artwork not claimed by noon on Sunday will be added to the Sunday silent art auction. Sunday winning bidders must collect and pay for their items by 5pm.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Silent Art Auction Tent – located across the parking lot from the food pavilion – and bid on their favorite pieces of art!


Help make the 2023 Festival the best year yet

Spotlight Groups

Well-established social or civic groups are invited to apply for one of a very limited number of display booths spots near the entrance to Fowler park during the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts. Display booths are intended to help local social and civic groups share their mission and community impact with art festival visitors.

Please note:
This should be only an informational display about your group. No handouts, no raffles, no political or personal agendas, no fundraising, no sales and no soliciting are permitted. You may have a clip board to take information from interested people, if desired. 

Display booth spots are approximately 10’ x 10’ and located near the entry gate in Fowler Park and on the side near the artists and the piano stage. Groups will need to set up and tear down their own booth displays, in addition to providing their own table, chairs, and protection from the elements. Display booths should be clearly labeled with the group’s name and staffed from 10am-5pm each day of the art festival. Please note, there is NO electricity. 

If interested, please send us a letter or email telling us about your group, what you do, how you impact the community, and why you wish to be a Spotlight Group.

2023 Applications Due May 5th.

Letters can be mailed to: 
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Ltd.
PO Box 651
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
**In the lower left mark the envelope: Attention: Spotlight Group


The Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund

The Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund is a community-based,  non-profit organization 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to encourage  post high-school study by Oconomowoc area students. Since 1947,  the Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund has awarded more than  $3.4 million dollars to 663 deserving students who otherwise might  not have been able to afford college. 

The non-profit group was created by Oconomowoc Enterprise  founder C.W. Brown, and has been funding college dreams for  local high school seniors for 75 years. This year, the OSF is breaking  a single-year record by awarding more than $200,000 to 17 talented  scholars. Board members of the nonprofit organization feel this is  an important investment into the future as the community helps  fund college dreams for amazing local students. 

As the Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund celebrates its 75th  anniversary, the group is grateful for the opportunity to be the  “Spotlight Group” for the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts!  They have enjoyed sponsoring a table in the art festival’s food tent  for the last 14 years. OSF board members enjoy volunteering with  current and former Oconomowoc students to help raise funds,  not only for future scholarships, but to also support the important  mission of fostering and celebrating the arts in the community. 

For more information about how to help college dreams come true  for deserving local students, visit the Oconomowoc Scholarship  Fund website at

Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails

Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails works in partnership with the City of Oconomowoc and surrounding municipalities to conserve, protect, improve, and enhance area parks and trails for the benefit of the general public. Formed in 2020, the not-for-profit group supports opportunities to educate the public about these valuable resources. It also serves as a charitable conduit to provide financial support and a volunteer community  to carry out the work of organizations involved in strengthening  our local parks and trails system. 

Projects that the Friends support include the creation of the  John and Lavinia Rockwell Park, on the isthmus between Fowler  Lake and Lac La Belle, the Lake Country Pickleball facility, and  the Oconomoc Skatepark. We are very grateful to have been  chosen as a Spotlight Group this year and are looking forward to  sharing our mission at the Festival in August!  

For more information, go to,  or to Facebook and Instagram @oconparksandtrails